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Your 2019-2020 Season Thread

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I'm surprised to hear this. I have heard that Powmow preserves powder exceptionally well, and with the low skier density it was a place worth checking out.

Are the snow cat rides actually so short that you could hike the same terrain in 5 minutes or 10 minutes or some short amount of time?

powMow DOES preserve powder well - because it's the last place to go when there's a dump. Old slow lifts and flat terrain (I had to pole through it once because the vertical was nonexistant).

Truly - the cat rides are that short. I took my kids, and we get in, the thing starts, goes up a bit and stops. We looked at each other, figuring that they were waiting for something - nope. Get out! Holy $6^(t. Wow, way to get ripped off). There's a decent bowl area down, then you have to take a long (leg debilitating) track back to wait for the school bus to pick you up. Really.

Look I love throwback areas, always being a hudge fan of Magic, MRG, AB etc. but PowMow is just a dump. Why anyone would go there with all the great areas in UT is mind boggling.

At best it's a quarter of the distance of the $5 cat ride at Keystone.

Go to Snowbasin - Strawberry then through the gate on the right after the left turn, and while it's not massive pucker time, it's pretty real. Same with the downhill start area from the top of the tin can - NOTHING like that at PowMow. Nothing. Nothing
 

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1) 11/15 Greek Peak opening day 3 trails!
2) 11/17 Greek Peak firm and chunky
3) 11/23 Greek Peak
4) 11/24 Greek Peak
5) 11/29 Greek Peak
6) 11/30 Greek Peak
7) 12/01 Greek Peak, ice storm, I was a human glazed donut!
8) 12/03 Belleayre 2ft bluebird powder day!
9) 12/07 Greek Peak day old foot LES
10) 12/08 Greek Peak
11) 12/14 Greek Peak firm soft snow
12) 12/15 Greek Peak mini powder day, 5" on top of 2" sleet
13) 12/17 Greek Peak another mini powder day, another 5"
14) 12/21 Greek Peak
15) 12/22 Belleayre
16) 12/28 Greek Peak
17) 12/29 Greek Peak
18) 01/01 Greek Peak
19) 01/04 Greek Peak soggy, and foggy
20) 01/05 Greek Peak
21) 01/09 McCauley Mt Sloppy seconds, 27" in 5 days
22) 01/11 Greek Peak
23) 01/12 Greek Peak
24) 01/18 Greek Peak
25) 01/19 Greek Peak poorly run holiday
26) 01/26 Greek Peak
27) 02/01 Greek Peak nice winter conditions, Zeus open first time
28) 02/02 Greek Peak
29) 02/07 Greek Peak the drought is over! 14"
30) 02/08 Greek Peak
31) 02/09 Greek Peak
32) 02/15 Greek Peak -11° perfect conditions, bluebird
33) 02/16 Greek Peak
34) 02/22 Greek Peak
35) 02/23 Greek Peak
36) 02/29 McCauley day old foot LES
37) 03/01 Elk, typical Elk
38) 03/07 Togg Am Greek PM
39) 03/08 Greek
40) 03/14 Greek
41) 03/15 Greek, probably the last day due to coronavirus
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JimG.

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Really enjoyed the last 2 days at K. Happy with my new Kore 93's. Feeling good.

Holy crap there is a ton of snow on SS, Skyelark, and Bittersweet.
 

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I started my season today at Mountain Creek in Jersey. Originally they had said that they would open this weekend with a hike park but yesterday I got an email saying that they were spinning the Sugar Slope lift.

Since I have a season pass and it's down the road I had to go. It's an anomaly to ski in November, especially mid-November, in NJ so I couldn't pass it up. Sugar is the beginner trail at MC but I lapped it for an hour and a half, it was just great to start my season.


I just got day 2 in at Mountain Creek. Pretty much the same as last week except I lapped it for 2 hours.
 

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Saturday November something yesterday my first day of the season
Gore sunny warm then I thought
Better condition than I was expecting.
2 ways down
I very happy for season pass
Started around 1145am ski to 245pm
Being less fat ass then last year definitely help me feel better ski wise to
Great ski with friend to
 

JimG.

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11/23-Gore

Gore was unexpectedly excellent yesterday! They had a green open top to bottom as well as a blue cruiser t2b. And they had the Topridge chair open serving black terrain. Topridge headwall was a blast:

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No lines, mostly ski on lifts all day. No megapass crowds. Very impressed with Gore's early season effort.


 

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11/23-Gore

Gore was unexpectedly excellent yesterday! They had a green open top to bottom as well as a blue cruiser t2b. And they had the Topridge chair open serving black terrain. Topridge headwall was a blast:

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No lines, mostly ski on lifts all day. No megapass crowds. Very impressed with Gore's early season effort.



Great picture
 

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I'm skiing for the first time this year next weekend at Sugarbush. I am thinking 10 trails will be open.
 
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It is starting back up! You all know the drill (and yes, it is starting!)

1. October 22, 2019: Brighton, Utah
2. October 31, 2019: Brighton, Utah

3. November 22, 2019: Steamboat, Colorado
4. November 23, 2019: Steamboat, Colorado (OPENING of the NEW Gondola!)
5. November 24, 2019: Howelsen Hill, Colorado
6. November 25, 2019: Steamboat, Colorado.
 
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JimG.

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11/23-Gore
11/29-Belleayre

 

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11.29 Sugarbush - Day 1


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Day 2 at Sugarbush:



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